Next Tuesday 21 August at 18:30 will be our 43rd Pitch Night. This one hosted by our potent sponsors Potentia. Nate and Julian reckon a sabrage is in order. Good idea ?
Potentia, Level 8, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland, 1010
Uli is bringing one of the Top Three entries from Zino's New Kiwis Challenge: Geo AR Games. Mel the CEO pitched to us before in 2016. She was selling to councils then which was a turnoff. She gets that now but reckons we'll love her pivot to a new exciting market.
PItch Nights: Potential angels, other syndication partners and all our sponsors are always welcome to attend; stock, insurance and other brokers touting for business not so. The first point of contact for founders is our ADI.Clinic. If unsure, come as the guest of one of our angels.
OMG! We ran ADI.Clinic sessions in 4 locations this week and met with 13 founders. A big thank you to all the mentors who make this happen. Hi5 to Brian who has completed the first ADI.Clinic in Blenheim for Angel Investors Marlborough.
Also this week, Debra and Rudi were judging with Alex Mercer at the annual Angel at My Table event of the NZ Software Association. That has generated more leads for ADI.Clinic. Alex is with ArcAngels which should qualify the gender ambiguity of her first name.
Garth Hinton has jumped into the deep end as champion and now investor rep for FileInvite. That and his willingness to regularly help with ADI.Clinic and DD mean he has a good grasp of what FKA is about.
After a legless night with Tim Gelston, he is also helping a startup that is leveraging StretchSense tech for a smart knee brace. Garth and Tim? A mixed blessing, some might say, but not founder Arien Hielkema.
Garth is stepping onto the FKA Board and wants to strengthen our Post Investment Managment. AWESOME!
The photo has to be themost fieryshot of Garth on planet earth, in fact, the most fiery shot of any ex-banker.
Zino's 2018 NKC has been a great experience for the founders and the mentors who took part. It culminates in a big party thanks to Wendy Kerr and her team at Auckland University's Unleash Space. That is when the overall winner out of the current Top Three will be announced.
BE THERE! Thu 30 Aug, 17:30+ Register here for FREE attendance.
CHH wonders "Can the Zino folk pull off a sabrage?"
This is, of course, an insert from the Chief Cat Herder. Get your $100 ticket for early September HERE. They always say 'until the fat lady sings', not here. TʜᴇNZᴄᴀᴛFᴏᴜɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.ᴏʀɢ.ɴᴢ
Josh is an FKAngel like no other and a dog lover too. The dogged humour that he demonstrates in this blog from 2014 has come back to haunt him. The chief GIF maker has made some 2018 additions.
It must be humorous pictures like this one and his other humour that have endeared him to the management team at Potentia. So much so that they have jumped on board as active FKA sponsors. Josh is on the FKA board and a very busy cofounder of AI startups Ambit.
All mistakes, grammar, spelling or otherwise, in this publication have been made by Rudi and then overlooked by Debbie, Jackie, Karl, Katheren and Masha. Same goes for the images. However, Rudi has been known to insert some after the early morning review.